North Temperate Lakes LTER Wisconsin Estimated Secchi Depths
This data set contains the estimated Secchi depth (water clarity) measurements for 8645 Wisconsin lakes, derived from Landsat-5 and -7 satellite imagery acquired during the 1999-2001 time period. For details of the process used to create these data, see: Chipman, J. W., T. M. Lillesand, J. E. Schmaltz, J. E. Leale, and M. J. Nordheim. 2004. “Mapping Lake Water Clarity with Landsat Images in Wisconsin, USA.” Invited paper, Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, Special Issue on Remote Sensing and Resource Management in Nearshore and Inland Waters, 30(1):1-7. Polygons for each lake were taken from the WDNR 1:24,000-scale Hydrography GIS data set (version 2). Several existing fields were deleted, and new ones were added.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Cooperative Agreement #DEB-2025982, NTL LTER. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.